How decisions are made.

Many of the most important and impactful decisions about science, health, technology and business take place in the arena of public policy.

Being able to communicate in the language of policy analysis and the knowledge of how public policy works sets our students ahead for both public and private sector careers. Perhaps more importantly, many of the most important societal dilemmas––problems like climate change, societal aging, migration and infectious diseases that cut to the core of what it means to care for our common world––demand the kind of engaged problem solving that is consistent with Marquette’s Jesuit mission.

The minor requires 18 credits of course work, including 9 credits of foundational courses in American or comparative politics, statistics, and policy analysis and 9 credits of elective courses focused on specific areas of public policy.

For a complete listing of required courses for the program in Public Policy, please visit the Marquette University Online Bulletin at this link.